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LAWMA to wind down Olusosun landfill

Olusosun dumpsite

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says it is planning to wind down the Olusosun Dumpsite and close it properly, being an artificial hill. Capping at the Olusosun dumpsite in Lagos Mr Ola Oresanya, the LAWMA Managing Director, dropped the hint on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Oresanya said ...

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Government, HYPREP cautioned over Ogoni clean-up waste management

Oil spill pollution

The Head, Environment and Conservation, Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), Dr Kabari Sam, is worried over waste management issues under the clean-up programme. While cautioning against the possibility of a region-wide contamination of land, he wants an Integrated Contaminated Soil Management Centre (ICSMC) or a Mini Soil Management Centre (MSMC) to be in place A water body ...

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Over 100 Indian cities commit to adopt sustainable waste management practices

Chandra Bhushan

“Keeping our cities clean by only collecting and disposing wastes is not sufficient. What is required is source-segregation, proper treatment, recycle and reuse of the waste. Zero landfill should be the goal of municipal waste management in India,” said Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), at the inaugural session of the Regional Meeting for Eastern ...

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UK, Europe’s worst offender, ‘illegally’ exports electronic waste to Nigeria, others


A new report has found that Britain is the worst offender in Europe for illegally exporting toxic electronic waste. Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) such as computers, TV-sets, fridges and cell phones is one the fastest growing waste streams in the EU The report, commissioned by the environmental watchdog Basel Action Network (BAN), studied 10 countries, including Austria, Germany, ...

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LAWMA threatens to close Ladipo Market over indiscriminate waste disposal

Ladipo Market

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) said on Friday, February 8, 2019 that it might close Ladipo Market in Mushin, till further notice, if the waste situation continued unabated. Ladipo Market LAWMA’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Obinna Onyenali, said that the attention of the authority had been drawn to the unwholesome environmental practices being carried out by traders at the ...

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NESREA advises Gombe residents to stop burning waste openly


The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 cautioned residents of Gombe State against open burning of wastes, to protect the environment. Gombe Mr Daniel Wuave, the Gombe State Coordinator of NESREA, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe, the state capital. He said the burning ...

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Kenya launches plastic bottle recycling initiative in schools

Mohamed Elmi

Kenya’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) on Friday, February 1, 2019 launched an initiative to engage public schools in safe disposal and recycling of plastic bottles. Mohamed Elmi Chief Administrative Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mohamed Elmi, said this at the launching of the programme. Senior officials said the ...

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Germany, Sierra Leone plan to treat plastic wastes in ships


Institute of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone are in partnership with Technolog Services Gmbh, Nehlsen Saubere Leistung and Bremen University of Applied Sciences (all in Germany) in the areas of plastic waste recycling. The plastic waste treatment facility is inbuilt in a vessel that will treat wastes in Sierra Leone and other nations on ...

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Government urged to legislate use of less plastics for manufacturing

Nasiru Idris

A don, Prof. Nasiru Idris, on Thursday, January 31, 2019 urged the Federal Government to legislate the use of less plastics by manufacturers for products packaging to curb plastic waste pollution in the country. Prof Nasiru Idris Idris, who is Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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Bali to impose ‘tourist tax’ for plastic pollution


The city of Bali in Indonesia has announced plans to implement a tourist tax which targets plastic pollution. Picking discarded plastics in Bali The Jakarta Post has reported that Bali has drafted a bylaw on tourist contributions for the environment and cultural preservation. The “tourist tax” will involve a fee of $10 for overseas visitors to the island. The Indonesian ...

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